J Palen House

Steps from independent artisan restaurants, micro-breweries,  and the historic West Side Market.


Steps from independent artisan restaurants, micro-breweries,  and the historic West Side Market.

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The Basics


The Inn has been lovingly updated and features spacious comfortable rooms with delightful amenities and luxury baths. Some rooms and suites feature two-person spa baths, fireplaces, private outdoor patios, balconies, or private entrances. Separate private residences include living space and kitchens for longer stays or to enjoy with friends or family.

At a Glance

  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Arts & Culture
  • Culinary Experiences
  • Gardens
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Staycation
  • Theater

In the Know

  • Visit the Historic West Side Market for Fresh Food & Ethnic Specialties

  • Take a photo op at the five "Cleveland" signs around town
  • Visit the Velvet Tango Room for Classic Cocktails & live music

  • Try the 9 Micro-Breweries within walking distance

Stay for the Story

The J Palen House is nestled among the quiet streets of the late 1800s that made up the original part of the city. The area today has developed into Cleveland’s Food and Arts District.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

SoHo Southern Chicken and Whiskey, Classic Southern Fare in a hip setting 2 blocks away

Enjoy craft brewed beer at Great Lakes Brewery

Don't miss Town Hall for locally sourced & innovative bar bites & vegan options served in a contemporary setting with patio.

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Take in art exhibits at Cleveland Musuem of Art
Hike the many trails at Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga National Park

Guest Reviews

I stayed with my son for one night on our way to drop him off at college in Chicago. Our room in the barn was spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable with great bedding and amenities. And, we loved staying in and exploring the Ohio City neighborhood. The J. Palen House was SO MUCH nicer than the five-star hotel we stayed in last year downtown. We'll be back!

- Sharon Schuur

We stayed two nights at this wonderful gem of a place located in a vibrant neighborhood in Ohio City. The room was charming with all the right touches making us feel like we were in the country. The breakfasts were amazing and Diane and Doug were the perfect hosts. We will definitely be back!

- Ed Viersen

A beautiful, comfortable, clean and very interestingly decorated bed and breakfast that I discovered in my favorite elite B and B reference, Select Registry. We stayed in The Roost, a two story unit with a gorgeously landscaped private patio where the two of us ate breakfast each morning. Breakfast included freshly prepared, delicious and interesting food with nice presentation that was delivered to our room for us to warm...See More

- Nancy Furnas

This is truly a great find in Cleveland. My husband and I stayed only one night but wished we could have stayed longer. The Roost was spacious, with a well-stocked kitchenette and plenty of amenities. Breakfast was delicious and came ready-to-heat in the mini-fridge so we could partake any time we liked. A huge bonus was the walkability and bikeability to other places. It was a 10-minute easy bike...See More

- Julie Basic

Incredibly charming, cozy, and romantic ambience! My husband and I stayed in the Retreat for our first married Valentine’s Day! The food Diane made was wonderful, evening treats and a three-course breakfast! I didn’t get to meet her but her husband was such a gentlemen, very friendly and informative! Everything was lovely and it truly felt like a retreat. The bed was so comfortable and we had our own...See More

- Alyssa Nicole

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 6

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Weddings & Events Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Elopements

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

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